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Research Professional I, Department of Dermatology (College of Medicine - Phoenix)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req19196

Department: COM Phx Dermatology

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: 425 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights

A full-time Research Professional I position is available in the cancer immunology laboratory of Dr. Karen Hastings in the Department Dermatology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual with experience performing immunology research in a laboratory setting. The candidate should have prior research experience, using techniques such as multi-color flow cytometry, mouse models, cell culture, and ELISPOT. The successful candidate is expected to independently design, perform and interpret complex and varied in vitro and in vivo studies. This individual should be detailed-oriented, conscientious, be able to follow high level guidance and incorporate feedback, and have the ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner orally and in writing.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop, plan, design, and conduct research. Review progress and evaluate results. Design certain aspects of a research project and independently conduct work complementary to the overall research objective.
  • Formulate research methods. Develop or collaborate in the development of new techniques, methods, and equipment.  Recommend solutions for research methodology by interpreting principles and analyzing complex facts.
  • Conduct library searches to find research on related procedures and techniques that can be used in the laboratory.  Write summaries of projects, document findings and procedures used, and assist in writing reports by conducting literature searches and background research; prepare bibliographies as required.
  • Maintain clear, detailed laboratory notebooks and electronic files with experimental procedures, calculations, and data.  
  • Assist with compiling data and generating computerized statistical data for analytical purposes using software packages.
  • Coordinates the acquisition of lab supplies, including doing inventory and ordering.
  • Coordinate laboratory functions including lab equipment management.  Clean, sterilize, operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair equipment, machinery and instruments used for research.
  • Assist with ensuring regulatory compliance of the research program.
  • Train students and staff in the operation of equipment and/or in the performance of technical procedures.
  • Maintain detailed records of controlled substances used in the laboratory, package waste material, and arrange for disposal according to established procedures.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Present results at laboratory meetings and conferences. Prepare poster presentations for conferences. Participate in conferences. 
  • Assist with manuscript preparation for publication, including data generation and analysis, generating figures, drafting manuscript text, and online submission.
  • Participate in the acquisition of research funding by contributing to grant proposals and progress reports.
  • Evaluation of research technologies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline.
  • Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analyses.
  • Skill in designing and performing experiments to answer scientific questions.
  • Skill in troubleshooting experimental techniques.
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating data.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • One (1) year of relevant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree in directly relevant field of study.

- Previous research experience (internship, independent study, employment).

- Expertise with multicolor flow cytometry, APC and T cell isolation from lymphoid organs and tumors, mouse models of cancer, and cell culture.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $47,356 - $59,195

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Compensation Guidance

The Rate of Pay Field represents the University of Arizona's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and internal equity.

The Grade Range Minimum, Midpoint, and Maximum Fields listed below represent a full range of career compensation growth over time in this position and grade. Each unit typically sets starting pay between minimum and midpoint upon hire. The university offers compensation growth opportunities within its career architecture. To learn more about compensation, please review our Applicant Compensation Guide and our Total Rewards Calculator.

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Job Family

Researchers & Scientists

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Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

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At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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